Frozen Dreams: Contemporary Art from Russia

Frozen Dreams: Contemporary Art from Russia
Library Shelf Location 15.RUAM
Publication Date 2011
Description A comprehensive survey of contemporary art from Russia from the 1970s on, with more than 600 colour illustrations, artist interviews, in-depth profiles and essays by leading scholars and collectors Russia has undergone an amazing cultural and political transformation over the past forty years. How has its rapidly changing social landscape shaped its art? And how does art effect social and cultural change within Russia? This generously illustrated volume explores these questions by presenting a broad but balanced selection of work by eighty Russian artists working from the 1970s to the present day. Before Perestroika, artistic practice in Russia was either ‘official’ or ‘unofficial’; Frozen Dreams focuses on the ‘unofficial’ art of the Communist era, many of whose creators fled to the West. The book is an essential guide to this neglected area and an up-to-the-minute cultural portrait of an exciting artistic arena. It features many newcomers, including Alexei Kallima, Kerim Ragimov and Olga Chernysheva alongside such well-established names as Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Eric Bulatov, Boris Mikhailov and AES+F. Hossein Amirsadeghi is a writer, publisher, editor and documentary film maker. Among his other books are Different Sames, New Vision and Unleashed, all published by Thames & Hudson.
ISBN 9780500977064
Quantity 1
Pages 296
Editor Hossein Amirsadeghi
Format Hardback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Related Country/Global Region Russia
Artist's Nationality Russian
Language English

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